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Centralised integrated water management system adopted in Gurugram

centralised integrated water management system
Submitted by Tanveer Padode on May 6, 2022

The Gurugram Metropolitan Development Authority (GMDA) has conducted a pilot project of the centralised integrated water management system (CIWMS) on the Basai-Dundahera (1200 mm) pipeline to ensure that even the last sectors on the pipeline are able to get adequate supply of water in the summer months.

The advanced CIWMS comprises of flow meters to gauge water flow control valve to set data on the quantum of water to be supplied in any area pressure transmitters to gauge the water pressure level transmitter to measure the level of water in the underground tanks wherein all data is transmitted daily to the Integrated Command and Control Centre established at GMDA for the team to identify and monitor the water supply flow across the pipeline.

The core purpose of adopting this advanced centralised integrated water management system is to ensure that water reaches equally to every household and no underground tank which falls under the GMDA purview remains devoid of adequate water supply. With the highly efficient CIWMS a proper distribution mechanism has been put in place leakages and overflows are controlled. The 1200 mm pipeline which starts from the Basai Water Treatment Plant and supplies water up to Dundahera was chosen for the pilot project.

On 39 locations underground tanks were identified on this channel where GMDA supplies water from Basai. These locations include Palam Vihar blocks Sector 21 Sector 22 Suncity Sector 18 Caterpuri Electronic City among others wherein the water supply issue is largely reported every year. To bring relief to the residents this year the advanced CIWMS technology was adopted on this 1200 mm pipeline to address the concerns of the residents of this area.

GMDA has directed that non-revenue water is to be further brought down by identifying non-metered connections and providing necessary flow control devices RTUs etc. This may be done at around 10 locations by taking additional equipment where the pipe sizes are 3 inches or above on this pipeline route. Action will also be taken against illegal connections.